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Police Brutality Rally! MOVE Bombing Historic Marker! The Philly Green Man! 8:00PM, 6/22/17 Print E-mail


Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Diop Olugbala of the Black is Back Coalition and Black Community Control of the Police. Diop will be discussing their rally and march against police brutality, happening this Saturday, June 24 at 2PM in North Philadelphia. Although planned beforehand, with recent news of the killing of Charleena Lyles, the not-guilty verdict in the Philando Castile case, and in Philadelphia, the skull fracturing assault on 14 year old Naji Tribble and killing of David Jones, this demonstration seems all the more timely!

Gabriel will also speak with Ramona Africa, who will be discussing this Saturday's historic marker ceremony, being placed on Osage Ave. and Grays Ferry in west Philadelphia.  A campaign organized by youth from The Jubilee School inspired by the story of the MOVE bombing, this marker - confirmed by the PA Historical and Museum Commission - will commemorate this tragedy which occurred back on May 13, 1985. Poets Sonia Sanchez, Ursula Rucker and musicians Kindred the Family Soul will be present, along with other activists and entrepreneurs to highlight this event!

Gabriel will also speak with Ogbonna Hagins, also known as The Philly Green Man, who will talk about his transformative community work that combines ecology, environmental activism and entrepreneurship. Recognizing the need for safe and sustainable communities, Ogbonna has developed a groundbreaking strategy to address the ills of refuse, "garbage" and other unused goods for the betterment of neighborhoods! 

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